See also in

Hypergrid Hoppers On A Catwalk

A group going by the name The Hypergrid Hoppers begins in 2019 on January 17 at 1:00 PM PDT with a full program: An art exhibition — “The Spiral” by SecondHand Tutti, a particle-show around The Spiral by Venus Adored, and a catwalk with native coded Ruth and Roth 2.0 Mesh avatars.

The Hypergrid Hoppers, founded by Art Blue, Juliette SurrealDreaming, Art Eames, WizardOz Chrome and others grid enthusiasts, are renewing the idea of the HG Safari with a change of focus to the arts, immersive technologies, and education. The program will be aired on the new installed Hypergrid Radio, which is a full licenced radio station.

The HG Hoppers have their home in Metropolis grid at Sim Futurelab. From there the travel starts each month. On Thursday, January 17 at 1:00 PM the trip will lead to SecondHand Tutti, who is one of the winners of the 1Biennale, Long-Legged Maskitt Awards. The award is a bronze statue created by the Canadian artist Bryn Oh.  Art Blue will speak on the museal aspects of the installation reflecting the work of Niki de Saint Phalle, which lead to a publication of SH Tutti’s work in the magazine ExpoTime! — the leading museal magazine with 270,000 readers worldwide. For the talk, Art Blue has selected an underlying song by Figure Study, which supports the theme of the talk, “Wait – I look beyond the center.”  While visitors explore SH Tutti’s Spiral, a live music stream will be aired with specially songs chosen by SH Tutti to enhance their experience of her work and for audience listening pleasure. The visitors will climb up The Spiral to the top, where Venus Adored awaits them to perform a light show containing unique elements, like the Spiral Bubbles, that Venus has never used before in a particle show.

The last station brings the Hypergridders back to Futurelab into the dome where in 2017 one of the Snow Crash readings took place. The attendants can take a box of the Ruth and Roth 2.0 full perm open source Mesh avatars including Bento hands and other extras. These Mesh avartars are fully legal. The attaching of clothes happens much faster than on not certified bodies brought in by third parties. The Ruth and Roth 2.0 set is created by Nana Fu and Shin Ingen and provided by Austin Tate of the University of Edinburgh. Juliette has set-up a show of about 10 avatars in a cat-walk-like way.

“The Year of the Cat” will come as Art Blue likes to say for avatars in electronic net being on a catwalk, which refers to “Catenet,” an old name for the Internet. Instead of this reference, you may know the song by Al Stewart:

She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running

Like a watercolor in the rain

Don’t bother asking for explanations

She’ll just tell you that she came

In the year of the cat.

Another link is: “I decided to look for a clue in my profile that might lead me to find out who I really … ‘I am just a cat walking on a keyboard with surprising results’.”

Everyone knowing where this line comes from will receive a gift… a cat on a catwalk, what else?

That’s the recording of the show …